Anne Stom: Petworth’s 'Miss Fix-It' makes it happen

Anne Stom: Petworth’s 'Miss Fix-It' makes it happen

 The story of Annie’s Ace Hardware is the classic tale of “build it and they will come.” Stom noticed that more and more people are moving to the neighborhood, most of the houses need renovation, and there’s no hardware store nearby.

So, Stom decided to open one.

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Annie's Hardware robbed at gunpoint on Saturday evening

Annie's Hardware robbed at gunpoint on Saturday evening

I drove by Annie's Ace Hardware on Saturday night just after 7pm to see half a dozen MPD cars parked out front. According to MPD's twitter account, and an MPD notification email today, the store was robbed at gunpoint by two men.

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Annie's Ace Hardware is looking for a Biz Dev Manager in Petworth

Annie's Ace Hardware is looking for a Biz Dev Manager in Petworth

Annie’s Ace Hardware is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual for the position of Business Development Manager (BDM) in their Petworth location.

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Home projects giving you difficulties? Now you can "Ask an Expert" at Annie's Hardware

Home projects giving you difficulties? Now you can "Ask an Expert" at Annie's Hardware

Ever want to ask an expert about a nagging house project but didn't know who to ask? Annie's Ace Hardware on Upshur Street is making it easy with a special series of weekly chats with local contractor and neighbor Glen Sperling, owner of Harmony Remodeling

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The body of Ariel Espinal found in Maryland

The body of Ariel Espinal found in Maryland

According to news reports, the body of Ariel Espinal has been identified in Allegany County in Maryland.  

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Round up your purchase at Annie's Hardware to support Powell

Round up your purchase at Annie's Hardware to support Powell

Annie’s Ace Hardware (1240 Upshur Street NW) is offering a fundraiser to support Powell Elementary School on Saturday, May 20th, the same day as the Powell Spring Carnival. For every purchase you make at Annie's, you'll have the option of "rounding up" your sale and giving the additional change to support the elementary school.

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DC’s Sticks+Bars student marimba band to perform at Annie’s Ace Hardware

DC’s Sticks+Bars student marimba band to perform at Annie’s Ace Hardware

A youth ensemble marimba band will perform at Annie's Ace Hardware on Saturday, December 10th from 11am until noon. The Sticks+Bricks band is amazing, and recently performed this summer at the Celebrate Petworth Festival

It should be a great show that you can bring your kids out to enjoy!

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Ariel Espinal, Annie's Hardware manager missing since Saturday

Ariel Espinal, Annie's Hardware manager missing since Saturday

Ariel Espinal, a store manager at Annie’s Hardware, has gone missing. He has been with the company for three years, and they’re spearheading the effort to find Ariel. 

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Annie's Hardware robbed after closing, MPD seeks person of interest

Annie's Hardware robbed after closing, MPD seeks person of interest

Some brazen fellow robbed our local Annie's Ace Hardware store (1240 Upshur St NW) after closing on Wednesday, September 16, around 10pm. Luckily, Annie's has cameras throughout the store and has video of the robber. Watch a video to see if you know the robber, after the break:

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A partnership to help cats find their forever home

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Did you need a kitty to brighten your home? The Washington Humane Society and Annie’s Hardware has you covered. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, June 28th, from 12pm - 3pm. 

Near the end of the summer in 2012, Yolanda Thomas was at Annie's Hardware when she met Anne Strom, owner of the store, and her dog. Yolanda had just left the Washington Humane Society (WHS) shelter and was wearing her WHS t-shirt.  After talking for a bit, Anne offered to host an adoption event and the rest is, as they say, a successful history.  

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Thanks to the support from Anne and her staff, the adoption event has been held almost every month since that first summer 3 years ago. Approximately twenty cats and kittens have found permanent loving homes, and they’ve been able to increase donations (both monetary and supplies) for WHS.

In fact, the first kitten adopted at the very first event was taken home by the roommate of one of Anne's employees.

And if you're interested, there are many ways to donate to support the Washington Humane Society.

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.



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